Thursday, January 12, 2017

The Sordid Republican Presidential History

Here is a story that got some coverage lately, but not nearly enough:

"Nixon’s Vietnam Treachery...

Richard M. Nixon always denied it: to David Frost, to historians and to Lyndon B. Johnson, who had the strongest suspicions and the most cause for outrage at his successor’s rumored treachery. To them all, Nixon insisted that he had not sabotaged Johnson’s 1968 peace initiative to bring the war in Vietnam to an early conclusion. “My God. I would never do anything to encourage” South Vietnam “not to come to the table,” Nixon told Johnson, in a conversation captured on the White House taping system.

Now we know Nixon lied. A newfound cache of notes left by H. R. Haldeman, his closest aide, shows that Nixon directed his campaign’s efforts to scuttle the peace talks, which he feared could give his opponent, Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey, an edge in the 1968 election."

I want to bring this up so you have it in mind as I lay out this little history of Republican electoral politics.

Let us work backwards, starting with Donald Trump.  It is now clear that Trump himself was elected by committing treason, allying himself with a foreign dictator against his own country; and through the subversive acts of James Comey.

Let's move on to the last Republican President, George W. Bush.  Bush was not elected.  He lost the popular vote, and was placed in the White House by five corrupt Republican-appointed Supreme Court justices.

Now to Ronald Reagan.  Any account of his "victory" must take into account the now proven fact that he also treasonously cut a deal with Iranian mullahs to keep our hostages in prison until after the election.  It is notable that Carter's failed hostage rescue attempt was carried out by Oliver North, who was awarded a prominent position in the Reagan administration in return for his sabotage.

Next, Ford.  Well, he was never elected.  He only became President because we kicked the previous Republican out for corruption.

Next, Nixon.  Well, the history of Nixon's election is up above for you to see.

Now, before moving on, I want to make a couple of caveats about what I am about to say next.  First of all, I am only considering first time victories, because re-election campaigns give such an advantage to the incumbent.  Second, I am considering George H. W. Bush's election to be an extention of the Reagan administration; essentially a re-election of Reagan, who could not run again.  And finally, I do not consider Eisenhower, who belonged to no party, and who was courted by both parties to run for President, to be a true Republican.

Well, if you can accept these caveats, here is what you find:  The last real Republican to be initially elected President on his own, without committing treason or relying on corruption, was Herbert Hoover, in 1928.  After three Republican Presidents in a row caused the Great Depression, the American people have had the minimal sense not to legitimately put a real Republican in the White House, in 88 years.  And yet, the Republicans have cheated and betrayed the country and corrupted the courts so effectively that they have managed to hold power over and over again.

The Republican party is a subversive, treasonous cabal, dedicated to plundering the nation's wealth on behalf of their rich backers.  It is by far the greatest threat to our country, and at the moment, after an unrelenting century of effort, it looks like it is bringing us down.

2 comments:

Jerry Critter said...

The Republican Party is by far the greatest threat to our country that we have ever had.

Poll P. said...

I hope you're wrong about them bringing us down, but I agree completely that it is the party of criminals and suckers.